"Rhoda Pack Curtis had a leather clothes business called Rhoda Pack Leathers in San Francisco's North Beach on Grant Avenue. Between 1945 and 1955 she recalls those early days of creating her business and of starting the North Beach Fair with other local merchants." Topics: Curtis, Rhoda, Women, Leather garments industry, Fairs, Stores, Retail
"Hermon Baker has operated a bead store, Yone, in San Francisco's North Beach for over over 40 years." Topics: Baker, Hermon, Yonemitsu, Arashiro, Yonemitsu, Sueko, Yone, Inc, Beadworkers, Artists, Stores,...
"Lena Massucco was one of the children of the Spediacci family who helped run Speedy's Market on the southwest corner of Union and Montgomery Streets in San Francisco on Telegraph Hill"--P. [i] Topics: Massucco, Lena, Spediacci family, Speedy's Market (San Francisco, Calif.), Grocers
"Ted Siddoway, an architect, lived on the east side of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco's North Beach for 53 years. The apartment building he chose was perched on a steep cliff with step-down apartments stacked against the hill. He lived at the bottom apartment with over 90 steps to reach his front door. His memories gives us a sense of what it was like to be perched in his eagle's nest." Topics: Siddoway, Ted, Architects
"Annie Guardino tells us of her life in San Francisco's North Beach Italian community as a child. Her father was a fruit and vegetable seller by horse and buggy and her mother worked for Levi Strauss and H & L Block making jeans and airmen's jackets." Topics: Wallace, Annie Guardino, Italian Americans
"Add [Adrienne] Bonn recalls life in the San Francisco Mission District, where she was born and raised from 1911 through the 1930s, and her subsequent years (through the present) in the Russian Hill/North Beach districts." Topics: Bonn, Add, 1911-, Artists
"John Valentini is a third generation owner of A. Cavalli & Co., an Italian bookstore in North Beach. The family bought the business from another Italian family, the Cavallis, in the late 1930's. The Cavallis had started it in 1880 to serve the San Francisco Italian community." Topics: Valentini, John, Cavalli family, A. Cavalli & Co. (San Francisco, Calif.), Booksellers and...
"B.J. Papa, a jazz musician, band leader and composer, remembers his adventures in North Beach, San Francisco, from 1955 to the present." Topics: Papa, B. J., 1936-2008, Jazz musicians, Pianists, Nightclubs